IMG_0196Emulation has long been the forbidden fruit that has lured many iPhone gamers in to jailbreaking. None of the emulators on Cydia that I've tried have been that impressive, providing gameplay experiences that range from poor to mediocre. But for some people (myself included to an extent), being able to just barely play The Legend of Zelda is good enough.

Nescaline [App Store] was released on to the App Store this evening by Jonathan Zdziarski, creator of NES v3 available on Cydia. Nescaline comes with a basic load out of free games, but to play the games you actually want to play you will need to point the emulator to a .nes ROM file URL. It then downloads the ROM in to the emulator, and you can play it whenever you want.

Multitouch on-screen controls make up the D-Pad and controller buttons, and as you probably could guess, the controls aren't that great. They work, but don't expect to be making your way through Battletoads or any other game that requires fast reactions or the precise controls that come from a physical controller.

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When you rotate the orientation of your phone the emulator flips from portrait to landscape, which seems to make controlling games much easier. The performance of the emulated games I've tried ranged from decent to slightly laggy on my 3GS, with some odd bugs such as musical glitches in Zelda and the title screen not displaying correctly in Super Mario Bros.

If you've been looking for a basic NES emulator for the iPhone, but haven't wanted to jailbreak, now is your chance-- It's hard to say how long Nescaline will remain on the App Store, especially considering Apple's stance on emulators in the past, its questionable icon, and Nescaline's ability to both download and execute third party code that hasn't been approved by Apple.

Update: And just as fast as Nescaline appeared it was removed from the App Store. If you were lucky enough to grab it while it was available, be sure to back up the .ipa file as you won't be able to download it again until it reappears on the App Store.

App Store Link: Nescaline, $6.99

  • shin

    funny how it got approved

    • mike

      funny how these games have been available on emulators for hundreds and hundreds of years. yea. that's illegal and so's this.

  • shin

    funny how it got approved

    • mike

      funny how these games have been available on emulators for hundreds and hundreds of years. yea. that's illegal and so's this.

  • http://musicgamespickles.blogspot.com/ Robert M.

    Buying now! I bet it'll be down by morning lol

    • http://musicgamespickles.blogspot.com/ Robert M.

      But seriously! How did this get through? Do the people at Apple even play some of these apps? Common sense should tell them that, Nintendo will send the suits your way. Like really this won't last the night haha

      Buy Now if you want it!!!

      • Eli Hodapp

        There is nothing illegal about this emulator. Nintendo has no grounds to sue short of the sketchy icon, but even that would be a pretty weak case. The reason this will likely get pulled is because being able to download and execute 3rd party code is strictly prohibited in the iPhone SDK agreement.

  • http://musicgamespickles.blogspot.com/ Robert M.

    Buying now! I bet it'll be down by morning lol

    • http://musicgamespickles.blogspot.com/ Robert M.

      But seriously! How did this get through? Do the people at Apple even play some of these apps? Common sense should tell them that, Nintendo will send the suits your way. Like really this won't last the night haha

      Buy Now if you want it!!!

      • Eli Hodapp

        There is nothing illegal about this emulator. Nintendo has no grounds to sue short of the sketchy icon, but even that would be a pretty weak case. The reason this will likely get pulled is because being able to download and execute 3rd party code is strictly prohibited in the iPhone SDK agreement.

  • iPhoneGamer

    Yes, I had to purchase this. No way will this last long.

  • iPhoneGamer

    Yes, I had to purchase this. No way will this last long.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Already downloaded all big games :)
    Just have some issues with the sound. Music isn't running properly in most games like Mario or Bomberman....

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Already downloaded all big games :)
    Just have some issues with the sound. Music isn't running properly in most games like Mario or Bomberman....

  • spidey146

    i wont bother with this because im jailbroken but if he implemented a wiimote support (like the jailbreak one, not made by him though) it would work better, but it isn't going to be here long so no point

  • spidey146

    i wont bother with this because im jailbroken but if he implemented a wiimote support (like the jailbreak one, not made by him though) it would work better, but it isn't going to be here long so no point

  • http://ghrockertaps09.webs.com GHRocker08

    All I need is 3-5 days. I hope Apple overlooks this for the next week. I need iTunes money.

  • http://ghrockertaps09.webs.com GHRocker08

    All I need is 3-5 days. I hope Apple overlooks this for the next week. I need iTunes money.

  • MrMuesli

    So, are the games fun to play despite all the glitches and the fugly controls? Is it only worth the cash if you are in the 'happy just to be able to play the greats, if only barely' camp?

  • MrMuesli

    So, are the games fun to play despite all the glitches and the fugly controls? Is it only worth the cash if you are in the 'happy just to be able to play the greats, if only barely' camp?

  • MrMister

    I would've bought it, but 7 bucks seems steep for an emulator. 5 bucks seems right, like the C64 one.

    • http://macciti.com K.Nitsua

      He probably made it 7 bucks because he knows he'll only have 3-5 days of profit before the app is pulled, lol.

  • MrMister

    I would've bought it, but 7 bucks seems steep for an emulator. 5 bucks seems right, like the C64 one.

    • http://macciti.com K.Nitsua

      He probably made it 7 bucks because he knows he'll only have 3-5 days of profit before the app is pulled, lol.

  • john

    Awesome but i am wondering if this was really approved or overlooked. either way thats pretty cool

  • john

    Awesome but i am wondering if this was really approved or overlooked. either way thats pretty cool

  • TheTheory

    purchased, because I'll kick myself later if I don't.

  • TheTheory

    purchased, because I'll kick myself later if I don't.

  • Frobots

    What we really need is a MSX emulator! Dozens of unique Konami, Taito, Compile and other companies games.
    And what about a ZX Spectrum game?

  • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash Bulk Slash

    Not a bad first release for an emulator. The sound is a bit dodgy and frame rate is a bit off sometimes but overall everything I've tried is playable aside from TMNT The Arcade Game, which might be because I'm using the Japanese version of the game (I prefer that version).

    The nice thing is it supports Game Genie so infinite lives or taking less damage codes can be added to offset any control or frame rate issues.

    Assuming Apple don't delete the app faster than you can say "unsigned third party code", I hope the author gets a chance to add auto-fire options to the app, as that would be helpful in games like Super C.

  • Frobots

    What we really need is a MSX emulator! Dozens of unique Konami, Taito, Compile and other companies games.
    And what about a ZX Spectrum game?

  • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash Bulk Slash

    Not a bad first release for an emulator. The sound is a bit dodgy and frame rate is a bit off sometimes but overall everything I've tried is playable aside from TMNT The Arcade Game, which might be because I'm using the Japanese version of the game (I prefer that version).

    The nice thing is it supports Game Genie so infinite lives or taking less damage codes can be added to offset any control or frame rate issues.

    Assuming Apple don't delete the app faster than you can say "unsigned third party code", I hope the author gets a chance to add auto-fire options to the app, as that would be helpful in games like Super C.

  • Frobots

    I mean "ZX Spectrum emulator"

  • Frobots

    I mean "ZX Spectrum emulator"

  • En94

    Im confused. How do you add your own roms? Ive never used an emulator before.

  • En94

    Im confused. How do you add your own roms? Ive never used an emulator before.

  • misfitskater6

    Worthless. The emulators this guy puts out are so terrible, they are not worth paying for. Plus he never seems to improve them, he just starts working on another emulator that ends up terrible as well. So even if/when Apple pulls this one, you won't see any updates to make games play better and you'll have wasted $7 bucks.

    Other than C64 (which is fully licensed), this is the only emulator I've ever seen that you have to pay for. And it's not even a good emulator. Save your money and get one on your computer, PSP, or even a DS. They'll work far better than this garbage.

    • misfitskater6

      (and they won't cost you a cent.)

      • alxcoolastru

        Ha Ha, right, and the emulaters run Great on my iPhone 3GS so what are you even talking about ?

    • Millhouse

      Apparently, you're either not jailbroken (shame on you) or you're really not up to date:
      zodttd is charging for NES4iPhone, snes4iPhone, gpSPhone and n64iPhone. Nervegas (zdziarski) released this very piece of aoftware about a year ago into cydia store. He just renamed it and put it on the app store.

      Funny how apple approved it and was all like 'oops, how did that get in?!' I bet there's a couple of jailbreakers in Apple's approval squad. They know what they're doing.

      • David

        Yea, but I'm not aware of any emulator that zod charges 6.99 for.

      • http://www.MoreBluSky.com Sense Field

        I doubt there are any jailbreakers on Apples team...I think everyone who works for them really likes their job and wouldn't want to get fired over something stupid like jailbreaking.

  • misfitskater6

    Worthless. The emulators this guy puts out are so terrible, they are not worth paying for. Plus he never seems to improve them, he just starts working on another emulator that ends up terrible as well. So even if/when Apple pulls this one, you won't see any updates to make games play better and you'll have wasted $7 bucks.

    Other than C64 (which is fully licensed), this is the only emulator I've ever seen that you have to pay for. And it's not even a good emulator. Save your money and get one on your computer, PSP, or even a DS. They'll work far better than this garbage.

    • misfitskater6

      (and they won't cost you a cent.)

      • alxcoolastru

        Ha Ha, right, and the emulaters run Great on my iPhone 3GS so what are you even talking about ?

    • Millhouse

      Apparently, you're either not jailbroken (shame on you) or you're really not up to date:
      zodttd is charging for NES4iPhone, snes4iPhone, gpSPhone and n64iPhone. Nervegas (zdziarski) released this very piece of aoftware about a year ago into cydia store. He just renamed it and put it on the app store.

      Funny how apple approved it and was all like 'oops, how did that get in?!' I bet there's a couple of jailbreakers in Apple's approval squad. They know what they're doing.

      • David

        Yea, but I'm not aware of any emulator that zod charges 6.99 for.

      • http://www.MoreBluSky.com Sense Field

        I doubt there are any jailbreakers on Apples team...I think everyone who works for them really likes their job and wouldn't want to get fired over something stupid like jailbreaking.

  • CDubby94

    Hm let's think about this you post shots of Zelda and Mario and wonder why people ask about ROMs? Good plan.

    • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

      A big +1! :) A shot in the own foot.

  • CDubby94

    Hm let's think about this you post shots of Zelda and Mario and wonder why people ask about ROMs? Good plan.

    • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

      A big +1! :) A shot in the own foot.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Are you insulting me? :) :) :)

  • DC40

    If I already have roms on my pc how do I create URLs for them?

    • ameeps

      Assuming you legally extracted them from your NES ROM Cartridge, you would upload it somewhere, making sure its not a file sharing site such as rapidshare, because it needs to be a direct link. For example, if you have your own website, you could upload it to http://www.mywebsite.com/files/mylegalrom.nes

  • DC40

    If I already have roms on my pc how do I create URLs for them?

    • ameeps

      Assuming you legally extracted them from your NES ROM Cartridge, you would upload it somewhere, making sure its not a file sharing site such as rapidshare, because it needs to be a direct link. For example, if you have your own website, you could upload it to http://www.mywebsite.com/files/mylegalrom.nes

  • GDSage

    Dusgusting, especially the selling part of it. The power and indeed point of homebrew / emulators is that it is open source, a free service done to unshackle the consumers from the arbitrary rulesets made by companies who feel they have the right to decide what you can and cannot do with the games you buy.

    This goes completely against those standings, and every homebrew hacker worth their salt would be spinning in their collective PC case coffins if they happened to on the other side of life right now. It is disappointing that the article writer feels the need to post it up on the front of the site. Such awful work should never be rewarded (espeically with publicity).

    • Cranker

      Agreed 100 %. I am surprised that TA would give this publicity.

      • http://macciti.com K.Nitsua

        I agree with the philosophy. But I also understand why TA would put this on the front page... this is HUGE news for future of emulators on Apple.

        Even if the emulators are on the store for a couple of days, this is great for non-jailbreakers. I wouldn't be surprised if ZodTTD were to try the same - especially with the recent release of n64iphone.

  • GDSage

    Dusgusting, especially the selling part of it. The power and indeed point of homebrew / emulators is that it is open source, a free service done to unshackle the consumers from the arbitrary rulesets made by companies who feel they have the right to decide what you can and cannot do with the games you buy.

    This goes completely against those standings, and every homebrew hacker worth their salt would be spinning in their collective PC case coffins if they happened to on the other side of life right now. It is disappointing that the article writer feels the need to post it up on the front of the site. Such awful work should never be rewarded (espeically with publicity).

    • Cranker

      Agreed 100 %. I am surprised that TA would give this publicity.

      • http://macciti.com K.Nitsua

        I agree with the philosophy. But I also understand why TA would put this on the front page... this is HUGE news for future of emulators on Apple.

        Even if the emulators are on the store for a couple of days, this is great for non-jailbreakers. I wouldn't be surprised if ZodTTD were to try the same - especially with the recent release of n64iphone.

  • Deewin

    If this was a Genesis app I would buy this instantly. I have an NES emulator on my gameboy micro and it's a cool novelty but I don't find any of the games compelling enough to play anymore (except punchout). With a Genesis app I could load all the the genesis games, include Sonic and Streets of Rage which would really bite Sega in the rear!

    • http://macciti.com K.Nitsua

      The Sonic 1 game in the app store currently is already an "emulator", just a bad one. Same with Streets of Rage, although I haven't tried to inject roms into that emulator.

    • Millhouse

      You can always jailbreak and get genesis4iPhone for free. :D

      • http://macciti.com K.Nitsua

        That too. I was just talking about a way for non-jailbreakers. I'm the one who made the default controller skin for genesis4iphone ^_^

  • Deewin

    If this was a Genesis app I would buy this instantly. I have an NES emulator on my gameboy micro and it's a cool novelty but I don't find any of the games compelling enough to play anymore (except punchout). With a Genesis app I could load all the the genesis games, include Sonic and Streets of Rage which would really bite Sega in the rear!

    • http://macciti.com K.Nitsua

      The Sonic 1 game in the app store currently is already an "emulator", just a bad one. Same with Streets of Rage, although I haven't tried to inject roms into that emulator.

    • Millhouse

      You can always jailbreak and get genesis4iPhone for free. :D

      • http://macciti.com K.Nitsua

        That too. I was just talking about a way for non-jailbreakers. I'm the one who made the default controller skin for genesis4iphone ^_^

  • Michael

    Just downloaded it.... disappointing to say the least. Can't believe I spent 7 bucks on this crap. It runs horribly on my 3GS, and it's a super-pain-in-the-a** to load roms on it.

    I was extremely excited to see an NES emu in the app store, but I honestly hope Apple takes this down.

  • Michael

    Just downloaded it.... disappointing to say the least. Can't believe I spent 7 bucks on this crap. It runs horribly on my 3GS, and it's a super-pain-in-the-a** to load roms on it.

    I was extremely excited to see an NES emu in the app store, but I honestly hope Apple takes this down.

  • The usual guy

    To get more roms you have to SHH it... It involves downloading programs. I hacked mine. It's called Shh it's the way I added whatever game/rom on my emulator.

    • http://macciti.com K.Nitsua

      SSH, not SHH.

    • zomBeej

      No, you don't have to SSH into your phone to load ROMs into this emulator. You just need the .nes ROM file living on a server somewhere. There are a million sites to download the ROMs for free (assuming you already own the cartridge), and then you put the uncompressed .nes file on the interwebz, and you put the URL pointing to the file into the emulator. Voila! Games.

  • The usual guy

    To get more roms you have to SHH it... It involves downloading programs. I hacked mine. It's called Shh it's the way I added whatever game/rom on my emulator.

    • http://macciti.com K.Nitsua

      SSH, not SHH.

    • zomBeej

      No, you don't have to SSH into your phone to load ROMs into this emulator. You just need the .nes ROM file living on a server somewhere. There are a million sites to download the ROMs for free (assuming you already own the cartridge), and then you put the uncompressed .nes file on the interwebz, and you put the URL pointing to the file into the emulator. Voila! Games.

  • Ben

    Where can I go to get some game URLs for it?

  • Ben

    Where can I go to get some game URLs for it?

  • NewToIphone

    How do i download games using Nescalin?

  • NewToIphone

    How do i download games using Nescalin?

  • SICKPEGASUS

    IT GONE FROM APP STORE

  • SICKPEGASUS

    IT GONE FROM APP STORE

  • Darwiniandude

    Thanks Apple. This is a big F.U. to Nintendo. I don't want a DS, a crappy, huge, ugly second device to carry around. I want good Nintendo titles on the iPhone/iPod Touch.

    Hopefully this makes Nintendo at least consider it...

    • Capone

      Dream on...

    • GDSage

      Haha, dream on.

      Nintendo doesn't need to even consider supporting the iPhone because they already have a system that has sold over 110 million worldwide, to which many of their games on it sell over ten and twenty million (aka some of the best selling games ever, at full price).

      With those numbers and level of profit, why would they stoop down to another platform?

      As for the DS being "crappy", well just know that you're in the extreme minority with that viewpoint.

  • Darwiniandude

    Thanks Apple. This is a big F.U. to Nintendo. I don't want a DS, a crappy, huge, ugly second device to carry around. I want good Nintendo titles on the iPhone/iPod Touch.

    Hopefully this makes Nintendo at least consider it...

    • Capone

      Dream on...

    • GDSage

      Haha, dream on.

      Nintendo doesn't need to even consider supporting the iPhone because they already have a system that has sold over 110 million worldwide, to which many of their games on it sell over ten and twenty million (aka some of the best selling games ever, at full price).

      With those numbers and level of profit, why would they stoop down to another platform?

      As for the DS being "crappy", well just know that you're in the extreme minority with that viewpoint.

  • Blades

    Went to get it, Shows up on the listing, but will not let me buy it. Looks like the BAN HAMMER has been thrown down on this app....... :(

    • Robbo806

      Hahah
      Gabe Newel strikes again
      shame only got the post this morning so I mised out on it

  • Blades

    Went to get it, Shows up on the listing, but will not let me buy it. Looks like the BAN HAMMER has been thrown down on this app....... :(

    • Robbo806

      Hahah
      Gabe Newel strikes again
      shame only got the post this morning so I mised out on it

  • Craptastic

    Ripcity! Gone, ahh well. I'm sure someone will make another eventually.

  • Craptastic

    Ripcity! Gone, ahh well. I'm sure someone will make another eventually.

  • Yog Shoggoth

    *raised eyebrow*

    I know Apple are keen to be seen as less draconic, but this is very fishy. Nintendo are very protective of their property.

  • Yog Shoggoth

    *raised eyebrow*

    I know Apple are keen to be seen as less draconic, but this is very fishy. Nintendo are very protective of their property.

  • http://www.mooedia.co.uk Tomchap

    I agree with this poster:

    Frobots says:
    December 21, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    What we really need is a MSX emulator! Dozens of unique Konami, Taito, Compile and other companies games.
    And what about a ZX Spectrum game?

    MSX Emulator sounds great. Shame the NES Emulator was pulled before I could get a chance to download it! Oh well.

    If there was anyone out there that could write an MSX Emulator I would love that! :)

    Konami made some great games for the MSX would love to be able to play them on my iPhone! Oh the memories! hehe :)

  • http://www.mooedia.co.uk Tomchap

    I agree with this poster:

    Frobots says:
    December 21, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    What we really need is a MSX emulator! Dozens of unique Konami, Taito, Compile and other companies games.
    And what about a ZX Spectrum game?

    MSX Emulator sounds great. Shame the NES Emulator was pulled before I could get a chance to download it! Oh well.

    If there was anyone out there that could write an MSX Emulator I would love that! :)

    Konami made some great games for the MSX would love to be able to play them on my iPhone! Oh the memories! hehe :)

  • DC40

    this app doesn't even work... I uploaded the .nes rom file to filefactory web hosting to get a URL and put it into the emulator...and it gives me some message that the ROM is corrupt/invalid. Am I doing something wrong???

    • br1an

      Same experience here, as well. I've tried to load a couple dozen .nes files and I get the "corrupt data" message every time.

      What a f@cking con job.

  • DC40

    this app doesn't even work... I uploaded the .nes rom file to filefactory web hosting to get a URL and put it into the emulator...and it gives me some message that the ROM is corrupt/invalid. Am I doing something wrong???

    • br1an

      Same experience here, as well. I've tried to load a couple dozen .nes files and I get the "corrupt data" message every time.

      What a f@cking con job.

  • Redpanda9

    Make sure to rename your rom files before u upload them and stuff. They cannot have spaces in it, because it will show as corrupt, use _ underscores instead. Also no !?$&@ stuff like that.

  • Redpanda9

    Make sure to rename your rom files before u upload them and stuff. They cannot have spaces in it, because it will show as corrupt, use _ underscores instead. Also no !?$&@ stuff like that.

  • Redpanda9

    Also the file hosting websites may not work. Make ur own website at webs.com for free and add direct links. That's what i did. Except I already had a website there for other stuff.

  • Redpanda9

    Also the file hosting websites may not work. Make ur own website at webs.com for free and add direct links. That's what i did. Except I already had a website there for other stuff.

  • yabbadaba

    To get the roms on the phone if you have a mac and you have a wireless network:
    -- connect your phone and computer to the same wireless network (disconnect wired connection for mac)
    -- turn on web sharing in OS X
    -- put the roms in your ~/Sites directory (the Sites directory in your home directory)
    -- Get the ip address of your computer (system prefs, Network, AirPort)
    -- In app use the url http://the.ip.address/~YOURUSERNAME/NAMEOFROM
    ie. http://192.168.2.3/~ yabbadaba/supermario.ROM

  • yabbadaba

    To get the roms on the phone if you have a mac and you have a wireless network:
    -- connect your phone and computer to the same wireless network (disconnect wired connection for mac)
    -- turn on web sharing in OS X
    -- put the roms in your ~/Sites directory (the Sites directory in your home directory)
    -- Get the ip address of your computer (system prefs, Network, AirPort)
    -- In app use the url http://the.ip.address/~YOURUSERNAME/NAMEOFROM
    ie. http://192.168.2.3/~ yabbadaba/supermario.ROM

  • http://musicgamespickles.blogspot.com/ Robert M.

    Told you guys it wouldn't last the night! haha

  • http://musicgamespickles.blogspot.com/ Robert M.

    Told you guys it wouldn't last the night! haha

  • Danato

    Greetings,
    I am having no luck playing the Nes Roms that I download to Nescaline. Has anyone had any luck? If so, what is the secret (rename file, source, etc.?

    Also, how do you delete corrupt files?

    Thanks in advance!

  • Danato

    Greetings,
    I am having no luck playing the Nes Roms that I download to Nescaline. Has anyone had any luck? If so, what is the secret (rename file, source, etc.?

    Also, how do you delete corrupt files?

    Thanks in advance!

  • Corey

    I'm a huge NES fan-But Also a bigger Apple Fan, so I don't jailbreak but I did miss out waking up this morning to see the update that the app was off the store-anyways atleast I still got duckhunt on my ipod-taken off in two days-GREAT APP

  • Corey

    I'm a huge NES fan-But Also a bigger Apple Fan, so I don't jailbreak but I did miss out waking up this morning to see the update that the app was off the store-anyways atleast I still got duckhunt on my ipod-taken off in two days-GREAT APP

  • ytown

    Go to nesfiles.com, go to game downloads, pick your game, hold on the link to download the NES file, select copy, then paste this link in nescaline.

    • Etsio88

      It said it was corrupt

      • Ryan S

        yes the same thing happened to me! i would love some help please!

  • ytown

    Go to nesfiles.com, go to game downloads, pick your game, hold on the link to download the NES file, select copy, then paste this link in nescaline.

    • Etsio88

      It said it was corrupt

      • Ryan S

        yes the same thing happened to me! i would love some help please!

  • http://www.spungella.com Jean-Denis Haas

    Bit confused here. Uploaded the Ice Climber file (iceclimber.nes, which I own of course) to a server, put that address into Nescaline and it gives me this after loading:

    "Received HTTP error code 404"

    When I check the address it changes it every time from http://www... to http:/www... (takes one slash away). Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?

    • http://www.spungella.com Jean-Denis Haas

      What's also weird is that when I check the file online and just click on it, it tells me that it can't find it (even though it's there and uploaded). Ideas?

  • http://www.spungella.com Jean-Denis Haas

    Bit confused here. Uploaded the Ice Climber file (iceclimber.nes, which I own of course) to a server, put that address into Nescaline and it gives me this after loading:

    "Received HTTP error code 404"

    When I check the address it changes it every time from http://www... to http:/www... (takes one slash away). Anybody know what I'm doing wrong?

    • http://www.spungella.com Jean-Denis Haas

      What's also weird is that when I check the file online and just click on it, it tells me that it can't find it (even though it's there and uploaded). Ideas?

  • anonymus

    YESSSSS!!!!! I swiped this up last night, right away! It works great! FInally! An nes emulator app I can play without jailbreaking. The guy who approved it probably did it on purpose so he could get it for himself and then pull it from the store. Heh heh heh. I would.
    Best app I own. I couldn't ask for anything more than being able to play super mario bros on-the-go! I feel so sorry for the people who didn't get this!
    WHOOOOOO!!!!

  • anonymus

    YESSSSS!!!!! I swiped this up last night, right away! It works great! FInally! An nes emulator app I can play without jailbreaking. The guy who approved it probably did it on purpose so he could get it for himself and then pull it from the store. Heh heh heh. I would.
    Best app I own. I couldn't ask for anything more than being able to play super mario bros on-the-go! I feel so sorry for the people who didn't get this!
    WHOOOOOO!!!!

  • Cole

    So glad I got my hands on it... how do I back up it's .ipa?

    • TKO

      You right-click on it in iTunes, "show in explorer/finder", then make a zip of the .ipa and/or copy it somewhere else. I'm in the habit of backing up all of mine now, what with the ones that eventually disappear.

      Now, with the dodgy ground that most emulators are on, if you're a retrogamer the trick is to keep an eye on Touch Arcade, and snatch them up the second they appear. Worked for me with the c64 emulator and this one. ..Not sure I'll ever play this one much, but it's good to have it there without the hassle of jailbreaking. :)

      • Cole

        Ok-- totally lost here. Still. Ok, so first I'm on Mac, so no right click... and... zip? Um... I...

      • TKO

        Unless you have a particularly old Mac Mouse, or haven't turned the option on (System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse) your mouse has a right-click. Control + Click does the same thing. So you Control + Click on the App in iTunes, select "Show in Finder" (the .ipa file will appear), Control + Click on *that* an select "Compress 'Paper Toss 1.2'", for example.

        A file called "Paper Toss 1.2.ipa.zip" will appear (a compressed verion of the .ipa ..an icon with a zipper on it) ..That's your backup. Move it anywhere you want.

        You could copy the .ipa file elsewhere too. Your choice. I just chose the .zip method because it sometimes saves backup-disk space (but not often for .ipa's), and it makes it harder to accidently move the original file. :)

  • Cole

    So glad I got my hands on it... how do I back up it's .ipa?

    • TKO

      You right-click on it in iTunes, "show in explorer/finder", then make a zip of the .ipa and/or copy it somewhere else. I'm in the habit of backing up all of mine now, what with the ones that eventually disappear.

      Now, with the dodgy ground that most emulators are on, if you're a retrogamer the trick is to keep an eye on Touch Arcade, and snatch them up the second they appear. Worked for me with the c64 emulator and this one. ..Not sure I'll ever play this one much, but it's good to have it there without the hassle of jailbreaking. :)

      • Cole

        Ok-- totally lost here. Still. Ok, so first I'm on Mac, so no right click... and... zip? Um... I...

      • TKO

        Unless you have a particularly old Mac Mouse, or haven't turned the option on (System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse) your mouse has a right-click. Control + Click does the same thing. So you Control + Click on the App in iTunes, select "Show in Finder" (the .ipa file will appear), Control + Click on *that* an select "Compress 'Paper Toss 1.2'", for example.

        A file called "Paper Toss 1.2.ipa.zip" will appear (a compressed verion of the .ipa ..an icon with a zipper on it) ..That's your backup. Move it anywhere you want.

        You could copy the .ipa file elsewhere too. Your choice. I just chose the .zip method because it sometimes saves backup-disk space (but not often for .ipa's), and it makes it harder to accidently move the original file. :)

  • Wovou

    So lame.
    Hopefully this bastard got pulled off the store haha

  • Wovou

    So lame.
    Hopefully this bastard got pulled off the store haha

  • Larry

    I love Arn and Toucharcade and all of its members! Being a loyal PC gamer, the whole ROM thing is nothing new to me. I actually did play some NES games all the through on the ROM - but *not* very many.. I think Kid Icarus and Stryder were two of them. When I saw this on their website last night I was highly amused - but then when I saw the controls and screenshots I was no longer amused. At least with the PC emulators you could go in and tweak the code yourself to adjust controls, resolution and framerate... Good luck getting support for this app if you did plunge down the $6.99. Kudos to the devs for this one - great price point. Take the money and run!
    Oh, and for all the people saying Arn and Touch Arcade shouldn't have published this - come on -this is a NEWS website. There would be no justice had they not published it!

  • Larry

    I love Arn and Toucharcade and all of its members! Being a loyal PC gamer, the whole ROM thing is nothing new to me. I actually did play some NES games all the through on the ROM - but *not* very many.. I think Kid Icarus and Stryder were two of them. When I saw this on their website last night I was highly amused - but then when I saw the controls and screenshots I was no longer amused. At least with the PC emulators you could go in and tweak the code yourself to adjust controls, resolution and framerate... Good luck getting support for this app if you did plunge down the $6.99. Kudos to the devs for this one - great price point. Take the money and run!
    Oh, and for all the people saying Arn and Touch Arcade shouldn't have published this - come on -this is a NEWS website. There would be no justice had they not published it!

  • Cole

    Oh, wait-- I haven't backed it up on my actually computer... I assume when I do, it will go away? For ever? Cause I bought it on my phone..

    • http://www.spungella.com Jean-Denis Haas

      I still have Tris and it doesn't disappear after iTunes or manual backups, you're safe.

      Anybody have solutions for my 404 problem? Please? :)

  • Cole

    Oh, wait-- I haven't backed it up on my actually computer... I assume when I do, it will go away? For ever? Cause I bought it on my phone..

    • http://www.spungella.com Jean-Denis Haas

      I still have Tris and it doesn't disappear after iTunes or manual backups, you're safe.

      Anybody have solutions for my 404 problem? Please? :)

  • http://www.summerisrad.com lux

    I love this, now i can play punch out and zelda on my ipod. The one thing i can figure out is removing the roms from the ipod. the first 1 or 2 i put up where corrupt so i had to re-upload them. Now i would like to take those first couple off my ipod, but i cant figure this out. Does anyone know?

    • http://www.summerisrad.com lux

      nevermind, if you slid your finger across the name of the file it gives you the option to delete it...

  • http://www.summerisrad.com lux

    I love this, now i can play punch out and zelda on my ipod. The one thing i can figure out is removing the roms from the ipod. the first 1 or 2 i put up where corrupt so i had to re-upload them. Now i would like to take those first couple off my ipod, but i cant figure this out. Does anyone know?

    • http://www.summerisrad.com lux

      nevermind, if you slid your finger across the name of the file it gives you the option to delete it...

  • J

    Game Genie codes don't seem to work for me. Do they need to be entered in a particular format?

  • J

    Game Genie codes don't seem to work for me. Do they need to be entered in a particular format?

  • The Theory

    Took me forever to figure it out, but eventually (essentially) I had to create my own website and link the files from that. Took all of one evening to download the roms, search the internet for help, turn on all of the right options on my computer, create the page, link the files to the page, get the page online, then download into Nescaline, but boy-howdy was it worth it.

    And no, before anyone asks, the page was only online for the length of time it took me to load the roms. It is now offline and inaccessible.

  • The Theory

    Took me forever to figure it out, but eventually (essentially) I had to create my own website and link the files from that. Took all of one evening to download the roms, search the internet for help, turn on all of the right options on my computer, create the page, link the files to the page, get the page online, then download into Nescaline, but boy-howdy was it worth it.

    And no, before anyone asks, the page was only online for the length of time it took me to load the roms. It is now offline and inaccessible.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Are you insulting me? :) :) :)